Monthly Archives: July 2018

DLC TOPIC 01: CLEOPATRA AND THE EGYPTIAN CIVILISATION

Thought I was done? Haha no. One of the two DLC mythology articles, now with more history than ever. Previous topic: Myth and History. Advertisements

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EIGHTEENTH TOPIC: MYTH AND HISTORY

Finally the last topic! Not really, but the last topic before the two DLC topics… No particular history or mythology lessons this time, but just a short and fast trip through ancient times to see how myths evolved from worship … Continue reading

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Ichikawa Haruko 2014 Interview [part 2]

About a month ago I translated what I later realised was only the first half of a 2014 Ichikawa Haruko interview for the ‘Kono manga ga sugoi!’ website. That first half is focused exclusively on Houseki no kuni and you can … Continue reading

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Was Tanabata originally an autumn celebration? The origins, food and decorations of Tanabata in the Edo era

Both the present and the Edo period share the same standard Tanabata events. However, there aren’t only celebrations that connect the two eras, but also things that got lost. Here are a few of them. Writing wishes on strips of … Continue reading

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SEVENTEENTH TOPIC: SIEGFRIED AND TALES OF HEROES

Another SMT4F mythology topic! Two more left and we can finally end this two year long journey. Yay! Previous topic: Shesha and Dragon Gods around the World. Translation under the cut!

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